«A Hunger Artist» in German with a Parallel Translation

Book A Hunger Artist (Ein Hungerkünstler) in German
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Original title: 
Ein Hungerkünstler
Author: 
Language: 
German
Difficulty: 
C1
Year: 
1922
Number of pages: 
9

"A Hunger Artist" is a short story by Franz Kafka, published in 1922. The story is told from a third person. The narrator recalls the past, when a hungry artist performed in a cage for the amusement of the audience. Over time, interest in this craft faded, and a hunger artist, not needed by society, is faced with the problems of alienation, failure and spiritual poverty.